The Exodus is a 100 mile (160 Km) Ultra Marathon across the Brecon Beacons starting on 6th of December 2019. The route follows the full length of Beacons Way footpath with a total ascent of just over 23,000ft (7100m). The route takes you west to east across the Brecon Beacons National Park. Starting in LLangadog and finishing in Abergavenny offering a unqiue ultra running opportunity.
The race starts at 7pm on Friday the 6th December and has a 48 hour time limit to reach Abergavenny (7pm on Sunday the 9th December). Meaning competitors must average 2.08 miles (3.3km) per hour to complete the race. There are 3 checkpoints on route that all competitors must pass through within a time limit. Each checkpoint (with the exception of Story Arms) is a community hall/leisure centre that is well stocked with food, hot drinks and water for competitors to recharge and re-supply. There will also be floor space at some checkpoints for competitors to sleep if they so wish. Competitors can use drop bags, accessible at each checkpoint.
Every competitor is given a GPS tracker so we can see where you are at all times during the race and your family and friends can watch your progress online. The GPS tracker is also equipped with a SOS button, so if you do have a problem we can find you. The event has full medical support supplied by Trail Med (https://www.trailmed.co.uk/). TrailMed have a wealth of experience supporting races of this kind and consist of paramedics and consultant doctors.
If you want or need to withdraw from the event after starting, we will transport you to your nearest open checkpoint where you can arrange your own transport home from there.
The route of the race goes through farm land, farms, private forests and private estates. As such the countryside code must be followed at all times. You are responsible for the opening and closing of gates during the race. The route is marked with the Beacons Way wayposts but these can be sparse at times so you may need navigation skills at times.
You do not have to have completed any qualifying races prior to entry but you MUST be prepared to be in remote locations for long periods and adverse weather and propbably on your own. By entering the race you are stating that you deal with the conditions you will face in Wales in December. You are also stating that you can employ a level head in difficult conditions and not take unnecessary risks.
Don't be fooled this event is going to be tough. This is NOT the event for you if its your first 100mile event. There's a reason why the special forces use the Brecon Beacons for training and its not because its easy!
The Exodus is a ITRA and UTMB® qualifying race and has been awarded 6 points by the ITRA and UTMB®
The total entry fee is £135. You can either pay in full or pay just 33% non-refunable desposit (£45) now. The second 33% must be paid by the 1st April. The third 33% must be paid by the 1st November. We will email and text you to remind you 1 week before the 1st to remind you about payment. If we don’t hear from you and you fail to pay the any of the remaining fee by the required date you will lose your entry to the race and will not be refunded.
After you have entered the race you can cancel at any point before the 1st November and we’ll refund your entry minus the first 33%. You can transfer or defer your entry to the following year at any point before and including the 1st of November. Entries must be paid in-full before they can be deferred. If you wish to transfer your entry it is up to you to find someone to transfer it to, we will not find someone for you. If you transfer your entry the above payment terms then apply to them.
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